Friday, February 22, 2013

Good Happens

Looking for Good News? It’s out there! There is a lot of talk of how bad things are in the world, in our country, everywhere we look. And if we watch or listen to the news this is often the message we receive. Bad weather, accidents, global warming, polluted oceans, war…….. So I decided to look and see if there was any good news. Is there anything going ‘right’ in the world? And what I discovered is there is A LOT ‘going right’ in the world. That people all over the planet – and in this community - are energetically working to address the issues that we are facing. There are people of principle, intelligence and drive who deeply feel the needs of our times and are responding - using their imaginations and energy to create a better world. But these ideas and people rarely make the news. You need to look for it! Our local newspapers report lots of great news in our community with people helping each other and our environment. You can also look in magazines and - our library! What a great resource. I am an enthusiastic supporter of our public libraries. We walk there one evening a week and spend time in the magazine section and read really amazing stuff on all kinds of topics and fields. Listen to what research says: one of the most important contributors to our health and happiness comes from sharing good news with one another. The research has shown that talking about a positive experience makes it feel ‘more real’ and that we gain extra satisfaction in making another person happy through our good news. Also from this report: “If you seek happiness, it can become very elusive, whereas if you naturally share the good things in your life, happiness will follow. The problem is that we tend to share what’s going on badly in our lives, not capitalising on sharing the positive.” Where to find “good news” Positive News.org/uk “Focusing on solutions, it reports on people and initiatives that are creating a sustainable, just and fulfilling world. Positive News aims to inform, inspire and empower its readers, while helping create a more balanced, constructive and responsible media.” GoodnewsAgency.org “The Association operates for the development of consciousness and promotes a culture of peace in the ‘global village’ perspective based on unity in diversity and on sharing.” happynews.com “We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That's why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. “ DailyGood.org is a portal that shares inspiring quotes and news stories that focus on the "good" we can find in our world daily along with a simple action to continue that goodness.” More Good News Martyn Lewis, former BBC news presenter said constantly covering bad news was lazy journalism and ignored good things happening around us on a regular basis. “I have been misunderstood in the past, with people believing I just want more good news at the expense of covering real news. This is not the case, I want a more balanced news agenda, which treats good newsworthy stories in the same way as negative stories.” I Am One with Infinite Source. As a radiating center of Divine Love I stand in the fullness of true abundance. My mind and heart are open to the power of Divine Energy healing my body, harmonizing my emotions and renewing my mind. I easily release and let go of all beliefs and habits that stand in the way of my being a loving and powerful conduit of peace and prosperity. Truly, peace begins with me. I affirm that all life is created with sacred worth. Through my thoughts, words and deeds I joyously participate in a world that creates possibilities for all.